"One Night" as written by and Francis Healy....
I wake up to find you laying awake
With your hands in your head
You cannot run, can't escape from the things
That you say-ay-ay

And you can tell anybody
Anybody who comes
You can tell anybody
But the damage's done
The new day's begun.

One night can change everything in your life
One night can make everything alright
One night can turn all your colors to white
One night - it's easier said than done

Turning and turning but never returning
To what you once had
Learning to care for the ones you hold dear
But it's too... it's too bad

One night can change everything in your life
One night can make everything alright
One night can turn all your colors to white
One night - it's easier said than done

All that I am
All that I am
All that I am

Laying beside you as cold as a statue
Your hands are still warm
Trying to wake you as daylight brakes through
The eye of the storm.

So you can tell everybody
Everybody who comes
You can tell everybody
But the damage's done
The new day's begun.

One night can change everything in your life
One night can make everything alright
One night can turn all your colors to white
One night - it's easier said than done

One night... one... one night... one...
One night - it's easier said than done


Lyrics submitted by SoWhyX

"One Night" as written by Blake Healy Tom Cooperman

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    Song MeaningWell I think its not about a Suicide girlfriend or something related to death. I think the meaning of this song is about a relationship that went wrong and they argue and fight and that is the meaning of One night can change everything in your life...
    djnaxon September 29, 2009   Link
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    General Commenta little repetitive alright though, it's a nice song for when your confused i feel, not their best but not a bad song.
    ellichisotton May 07, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthis one reminds me both of of 'Love will come through' and 'How many hearts'. In a good way, of course ;) At first I thought it's a pretty sad song. But then again, 'One night can make everything alright' gives it an optimistic spin.
    scaredycaton May 10, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI find it ambiguous.. it says "one night can make everything alright", but also "but the damage is done, a new day's begun".

    It's like it's saying that one night can destroy something, but one night can also heal if you have the courage to work things out.
    btherlon August 20, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think the music speaks stronger than the lyrics in this song. I feel like hes saying that the end is just an apportunity for a new beginning. I quite agree with btherl on this one.
    katsingsloveon October 02, 2007   Link
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    Song MeaningIsnt he talking of his girlfriend commiting suicide ( turn all your colors to white ? white as death? )
    (Laying beside you as cold as a statue , your hands are still warm) beside his bed?

    and he cant wake her up and he sees that a new day has begun, in a sombre way and that the time has passed when u could have saved her? Doesnt he sound sad about the new day beginning, of losing everything and starting with a blank ?
    touchon April 02, 2009   Link

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